Release date: December 10, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
You know what the best thing about CoHo is for me? You’re just never quite sure what kind of book she’s going to put out next and I love that she keeps us on our toes. If you like her earlier books this will definitely make you happy, it’s equal parts angsty and sweet, there is a lot of emotion and tenderness to this bittersweet story and I remember thinking it was classic CoHo several times while reading it.
As much as romance plays a huge role here it also closely and sharply examines the relationship between a mother and her daughter. No one explores relationships quite like the author does and her portrayal of Morgan and Clara’s relationship gave me all the feelings. With the mix of family drama and super emotional romance you get a little of everything, and it’s all done so incredibly well. There is so much more that I would love to say but I don’t want to spoil anything, this is one I would recommend going into blind, it’s best to let this one unfold on its own. If you’re already a CoHo fan you’ll love this and if you’re new to her books then grab this next week and then be happy she has an extensive backlist for you to read.
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.